EXTREMELY FINE GEM MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1895 TYPE I WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.
With 1992 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $3,000.00). Only one grades higher (at 100J, offered in our 2019 Gems sale)
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1895 TYPE I WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. THIS MAGNIFICENT STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- IT IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo, unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $7,500.00 as 100). This is the only stamp to achieve this perfect grade in the P.S.E. Population Report. No other examples in any condition (Mint N.H., hinged or used) grade above 98J
VERY FINE. THIS IS THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE DAY OF USE OF THE NEW WATERMARKED ISSUE.
A postal document specified that the new watermarked stamps would be released to the public on May 2, 1895. This is the only recorded use of Scott 265 on this day.
Ex Berkun. With 1979 P.F. and 2005 A.P.S. certificates